Various stuff to make impressions in paste
Acrylic paints, variety
Not too thick.
Now, with your assembled 'things to make impressions' start playing in the paste!
Make sure you get a thin layer of modeling paste on the spine. If I were doing this one over, I would do a lighter layer on that spine.
Also make sure you are not getting paste on the inside of your cover.
DO get the edges of your cover.
Let dry, thoroughly. Sand rough spots when dry.
Assemble what acrylic paints you want. A touch of metallic is fun too!
You are going to mix enough water in a bowl with your paint to bring it to a milk-like consistancy.
You will apply a WASH of color with a wet sponge.
Remember: With a wash, start with the lightest colors FIRST. Build your color up.
Half way done...
WARNING: a little goes a LONG way.
A preview... the finished books from our workshop!
Next: The last step... Setting the text block in the cover.